Paramount by The Office Space, designed by Woods Bagot, has been awarded the best designed workplace at the prestigious World Festival of Interiors (INSIDE), winning the competitive Office category in Berlin. The boutique shared workplace in Sydney's Surry Hills was one of a total of 63 projects shortlisted across 9 categories.
Recognizing excellence, the awards offer architects and designers worldwide the opportunity to showcase their best work, attracting entries from over 60 countries. The judges said the project was a "paradigm shift for co-working which achieved a high-quality outcome rarely seen before" that represented a "refreshing contrast in office design, where highly crafted spatial, detailing and materiality strategies have been composed with an old world dignity."
Woods Bagot Director, Domenic Alvaro, presented the project to the jury and was in Berlin to accept the INSIDE award alongside client and collaborators Boris and Naomi Tosic. "The World Festival of Interiors is the epitome of the global architecture and design forum," Alvaro commented. "Winning this award demonstrates the success of entwining integrated design, the client's ambitions and the craft of the maker into one narrative.
"Ultimately the space has enhanced the work behaviours and attitudes of the tenants. Paramount has a decidedly modern feel: its innovative use of space and form coupled with an impeccable level of personal service and business support takes it to the forefront of office design. The result is a less transient, more stable and deeply authentic workplace grounded in human experience."
Photography: Trevor Mein